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Taupo Central Motel
Ranked #16 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
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10 reviews
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“Absolute bargain!”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

If you are on a budget but still want some home comforts, this is the place for you.
It had been closed for a while before the present owners started operating the motel last year and you can see that they are steadily working through improvements to bring things up to date. Some things have already been modernised - the roof and carpets looked new to me and we had a flat screen TV with freeview channels. The fixtures seemed to be a work in progress and were a little dated, but everything was clean and in working order
We had a one bedroom unit with an ensuite shower and toilet. There was a microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery and a fridge.
The location is good with a short level walk to the lake or shops and restaurants and the owners, Laurie and Heather, were very helpful in pointing us in the right direction for sightseeing treats such as Aratiatia rapids and Huka falls.
All in all - it was an absolute steal for the price paid

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed in this lovely little motel in January whilst traveling down the North island to Christchurch.
It is a very clean quite pleasant motel and the owners are extremely helpful and friendly. It is in a good position for the town and we timed ourselves it took 8 mins to walk in.

We would definitely consider this motel again when we are in NZ

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We needed somewhere to stop overnight while heading north and this was by far the best value for money compared to other Taupo motels. It gave us a separate room for my daughter to sleep in and included everything we needed to make breakfast. Centrally located but still quiet. Love the fact it was a set rate and we didn't get stung another $20 for having a child like most do. Greeted warmly with milk and home baked slice.Much appreciated thanks.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The room was well priced at $85 for the night with a ensuite toilet and shower tv, tea coffee and bbq facilities but there was not much more on offer so far as facilities went, perfect for what we wanted as a place to crash for the night. Close enough for a 10 min walk to town

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Taupo Central Motel
Address: 135 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Taupo Central Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Taupo, the hub of the attractions of the Central Plateau, we offer comfortable, clean and affordable units for your stay. You will always enjoy warm helpful service with a smile. Whether you are here for work, a family event, need a stop-over or just for fun, this is the place to stay. ... more   less 
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